Jerry from Chicago
Regarding the president's previous political experience, his tenure in the Illinois Senate should be totally discounted. An Illinois senator from Chicago has less prestige and less authority than a Chicago alderman. They are considered in the same light as a "dog catcher". It is a hack job that gives a pay check to a usually worthless Chicago hack. as payment for walking the precinct and shaking hands. Add to that his tenure in the U.S. Senate and all he did was vote present. He had no valuable experience in politics and it showed in his presidency.